The Life of David Glasgow Farragut.

You will prepare your ship for service in the Mississippi River in the following manner: Send down the top-gallant masts. Rig in the flying jib-boom, and land all the spars and rigging, except what are necessary for the three topsails, foresail, jib, and spanker. Trice up to the topmast stays or land the whiskers, and [...]

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Navy Department, February 10, 1862. Flag-officer D. G. Farragut, U. S. Navy, Commanding Western Gulf Blockading Squadron, Ship Island, Sir: I inclose to you herewith sketches from the United States Engineer Bureau relative to the works on the Mississippi River; also a memorandum prepared by General Barnard, United .States Army, who constructed Fort St. Philip. [...]

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